Overall Green alert Flood
in Colombia

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This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1101808
Death: 1
Displaced: 558
Countries: Colombia
From - To 09 Jan - 17 Jan

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Valle De Cauca Department, Colombia, January 2023Heavy rain caused flooding and landslides in areas of Valle De Cauca Department, Colombia, from around 14 January 2023. Civil Defence reported floods in Candelaria on 14 January affected 78 people and damaged 18 homes. On 15 January a landslide struck in Restrepo, damaging 5 homes. Also on 15 January an embankment broke along the banks of the Cauca river in the municipality of Andalucía. Local media reported the overflow of the Cauca River flooded the village of Villa Paz in Jamundí, on January 19 in the early hours of the morning, affecting 15 families. In El Cairo, a landslide blocked roads leaving around 20 villages isolated. Flooding inundated wide areas of Buga (Guadalajara de Buga) on 20 January 2023. The National Army were deployed to help clean up operations. No injuries were reported. Full damage assessments were still to be completed, as of 23 January. On 20 January Secretaría de Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres del Valle del Cauca reported 19 municipalities in a state of emergency.Mon 23 Jan 2023FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2023. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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Articles: 5 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

¿Por qué se inundan, cada vez más, las ciudades?2023-01-17T05:40+0100.

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Dos personas murieron por las fuertes lluvias en Colombia2023-01-15T22:24+0100.

Al menos dos personas murieron y una veintena más resultaron heridas debido a las intensas lluvias y vientos huracanados que afectaron en los últimos días a Medellín, Colombia. Los servicios de emergencia atendieron más de 180 avisos en las
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Estos son los impactantes videos de la camioneta Audi blanca que quedó ... 2023-01-15T15:44+0100.

El invierno no da tregua en el país y las emergencias relacionadas con inundaciones, derrumbes y caídas de árboles configuran un panorama que prenden las alarmas en varias regiones de Colombia. En Medellín, por ejemplo, la jornada del pasad
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (34), (2), NASA (7), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),